St Werburgh's Roman Catholic Parish, Chester

Support the SVP Talacre Holiday Home

For all of the obvious reasons at this time the Chester and Ellesmere Port District SVP, which includes the St Werburgh’s team, have had to cancel all of their annual fund raising events that would normally raise money to help maintain their Holiday Home in Talacre. As an alternative approach they have decided to set up a ‘Just Giving’ page for a limited period so that donations can be made at If anyone would like to support this initiative their contribution would be very welcome. More details of the Holiday Home that we provide to local families in need can be seen in the Holiday Homes brochure:

Click on image to download (PDF file)


Chester & Ellesmere Port SVP District Holiday Home

The SVP have a wonderful heritage of providing safe, inclusive and caring holidays for more than 50 years.

A summer holiday at an SVP caravan is, first and foremost, an enjoyable break. It can also provide an opportunity for respite, new learning experiences, personal growth or all of the above and more, depending on local arrangements.

The popular beach of Talacre sits just across the River Dee from the Wirral over the English / Welsh border. With miles of golden sand backed by dunes, Talacre has plenty of room for everyone, and its most famous feature is the Point of Ayr lighthouse, which dates back to 1776.

How big is the Talacre Beach Holiday Home?

Our Holiday Home provides ideal family accommodation for a maximum of 6 people, with 1 double bedroom and 2 smaller bedrooms, each with 2 single beds. There is a spacious lounge and kitchen area together with a shower and toilet.

When are holidays available?

Holiday weeks are available between Spring break and Autumn half term and are managed by each of the six SVP conferences in the Chester & Ellesmere Port District. Holidays are free for those in need and are available from 3pm Saturday until 10am the following Saturday.

What does the Holiday Home include?

The Holiday Home is fully equipped with crockery and cutlery, pillows, duvets and mattress protectors. Gas and electricity supply is included. Transport to and from the site is also provided, if required. Talacre Beach Holiday Park is just 300m from Talacre Beach and guests at the Holiday Home enjoy complimentary access to the club facilities including the swimming pool and other entertainment.

What do guests need to bring?

Food, as required, for self catering. Bed linen for all beds: Sheets, duvet covers and pillow cases have to be supplied by the guests.

Chester & Ellesmere Port SVP Holiday Home in Talacre

Our holiday home at Talacre Beach on the North Wales coast is funded and managed by the Chester and Ellesmere Port District of the SVP - the St Vincent De Paul Society of England and Wales.

It is intended to provide families (of up to six persons) with a week’s seaside holiday - completely free of charge.

These short holidays are often the only chance some families get to take a break and are therefore considered to be much-needed spells of rest, enabling family members to recover or recuperate their strength together, perhaps after a bereavement, an illness or a period of financial or other hardship.

The Holiday Home opens around mid-March and operates almost every week until the Autumn half term when it is closed for the winter. It has ramped access and so can easily accommodate people with disabilities.

For more information about our SVP Holiday Home please contact: Stephen Perry on 07775-781-204 or email


St Vincent de Paul Society England and Wales
Registered Charity Number 1053992
Registered address: Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7JB